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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview



Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview

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07 March 2021 15:15 UK/ 16:15 CET La Liga Wanda Metropolitano

After coming from behind to share the spoils with Real Sociedad, Real Madrid will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on Atletico Madrid in the local derby. 

Los Blancos are eager to melt Atletico’s advantage in the La Liga standings, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Sunday’s derby. 

Both Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema are rated doubtful for the match, while Sergio Ramos remains in the recovery room. As things stand now, Mariano is likely to lead the line for the visitors.

Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, are determined to regain the domestic trophy. Diego Simeone’s troops are enjoying a very successful season, but beating Real Madrid behind closed doors is easier said than done. 

A close derby is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Jose Gimenez should be the only absentee in the home team.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Atletico Madrid Real Madrid played so far 57 matches.
Atletico Madrid won 11 direct matches. Real Madrid won 28 matches. 18 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.68 goals per Match.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction

Atletico Madrid in actual season average scored 1.79 goals per match. In 12 (70.59%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (41.18%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Real Madrid average scored 1.82 goals per match in season 2021. In 13 (72.22%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (44.44%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Atletico are again expected to be without the services of central defender Jose Gimenez due to an adductor injury, but the home side should be boosted by the return of Yannick Carrasco, who has recently been on the sidelines with a foot problem.

Kieran Trippier is also available, having served a 10-week betting suspension, and the England international is being tipped to feature in the starting XI for the Madrid derby.

Felix could be given the nod over Angel Correa to start alongside Suarez in the final third of the field, while Saul Niguez is expected to edge out Thomas Lemar to feature in the middle of the park.

As for Real Madrid, Hazard, Mariano Diaz, Dani Carvajal and Sergio Ramos are all unavailable through injury, while Benzema is a doubt as he battles an ankle problem.

Los Blancos have recently been boosted by the returns of Federico Valverde, Marcelo and Rodrygo Goes, though, and all three players are available for selection in the Madrid derby.

Zidane could decide to revert to a midfield four for this game, with Valverde joining Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric behind a front two, which is expected to include Benzema, with the Frenchman taking part in Friday's training session for the reigning champions.

Vinicius could be rewarded for his goal against Real Sociedad with a spot alongside Benzema in attack, meaning that Marco Asensio is likely to drop down to the bench.

Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Savic, Felipe, Hermoso; Trippier, Llorente, Koke, Saul, Carrasco; Felix, Suarez

Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Vazquez, Nacho, Varane, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde; Benzema, Vinicius